Grants Manager

Post Date:
January 10, 2022




The Frick Collection strives to provide every employee with the best benefits of any museum workplace in New York City and an entry-level minimum wage that exceeds those offered by other institutions. We pride ourselves on promoting an open and welcoming workplace culture that supports diversity and work-life balance. The benefits offered by the Frick are unparalleled in the New York museum community. The Frick offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.

The Frick complies with New York City’s Executive Order 225 and requires all employees be fully vaccinated and to have received booster vaccines against the virus that causes COVID 19.

Benefits of Employment with The Frick Collection

Paid Holidays: All full-time employees are eligible for 14 paid holidays, all federal holidays plus: Lincoln’s Birthday, Juneteenth, and Election Day, and two floating holidays to be used in the last quarter of the year.

Sick and Vacation Time: All full-time employees are eligible to accrue up to 12 sick days and 12 vacation days in their first year of employment and in subsequent years. In the fourth year of employment vacation accruals increase to up to 17 days per year.

Family Leave: We also provide all eligible employees with bereavement leave, and paid parental leave, and adhere to federal family leave laws.

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance: All eligible full-time employees and their eligible dependents may enroll in employee-sponsored benefits plans. Employees contribute to the cost of health insurance based on income level and type of coverage selected.

Short- and Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance: The Frick covers the entire cost of disability and life insurance benefits for all eligible full-time employees. The life insurance benefit is up to three times the employee’s annual salary.

Retirement: The Frick supports all eligible employees in planning for retirement by offering participation in a 403(b) tax-deferred savings plan and a defined-benefit pension plan.

Wellness Programs: The Frick offers programs including Employee Assistance Plan, and discounts on Citi Bike memberships and bike helmets.

Additional Benefits: The Frick also offers eligible employees benefits including discounted Metro Cards/Transit Checks and flexible spending accounts for medical expenses, dependent care and commuting costs.


Opened to the public in 1935, The Frick Collection is a world-renowned art museum consisting of more than 1,500 works of art from the ninth to the nineteenth centuries displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick. It is considered one of the world’s most perfect museums, and the residence is one of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions. The Frick welcomes nearly 300,000 visitors a year to its tranquil mansion on the Upper East Side, encouraging visitors to closely observe, reflect, and engage with its esteemed collection.

The Frick Art Reference Library, founded by Mr. Frick’s daughter, Helen Clay Frick, in 1935, is an internationally recognized research library that serves as one of the world's most complete resources for the study of Western art. Our entire staff ensures that the resources of The Frick Collection are made accessible and inviting to “all persons whomsoever,” in accordance with the wishes of the museum’s founder.

The Frick has moved into its temporary home—Frick Madison—in the Breuer building at 75th Street and Madison Avenue (the former Whitney Museum), while renovations are underway to the newer parts of the building at 1 East 70th Street.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Leadership Gifts and Planned Giving, the Grants Manager will be a key member of the capital campaign and restricted giving team. They will be responsible for grant applications across many areas throughout the institution, including general operating support, special exhibitions, education, and library projects. The Grants Manager will also assist in facilitating the relationship between the Frick and its government funders, namely, prequalification, applications, and reports. In addition, the Grants Manager will assist with the Frick’s capital campaign and draft proposals, acknowledgments, and other solicitation materials.


The education and/or experience requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to successfully perform the essential duties of this position.
The candidate must be a highly organized and detailed-oriented individual with the ability to work proactively and independently and be a collegial and collaborative member of the External Affairs Team. Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in the humanities. Minimum of three years’ grant making experience, preferably in a cultural institution. Excellent writing skills. Successful track record in writing grant proposals in addition to building and maintaining relationships with foundation funders and other constituents. Background or interest in visual arts preferred. Ability to meet deadlines. Computer literacy in a Windows environment/Microsoft Office Suite and proficiency with the Raiser’s Edge fundraising database or equivalent.


Salary is commensurate to skills and experience. The salary range for this position is $60,000-$65,000 annually.

Application Process

Send resume and cover letter to:

Assistant Director of Leadership Gifts and Planned Giving
at (include “Grants Manager” in subject line of email)

The Frick Collection
30 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at The Frick Collection, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, military status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other protected characteristic as established by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.